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Lifeguard Examinations

                                                                                     LIFEGUARD EXAM 2022

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) hereby advises the public that the licencing process that was used to facilitate lifeguard renewals in 2023 will again be implemented for the 2023 licencing period. Current lifeguards with licences expiring in 2023 are eligible for this process. New lifeguards will be subjected to an assessment by the Agency before being considered eligible. The process is outlined below.

                                                                                                   KEY DATES

Jamaica Life Saving Society (JLSS) training is scheduled to take place the week before the opening of the NEPA renewal application window. New lifeguards will need to attend the full 5-day period of training during any one of the training periods and be assessed by the Agency on the final day of training. Lifeguards requiring recertification may attend for one or two days during any training period. Candidates may contact the JLSS or Mr. Stuart Fraser at 876-381-4136 for more details regarding training.

Hotels, water sports facilities and other stakeholders in the tourism and entertainment industry are advised that the Agency will grant an extension on the validity of lifeguard licences until 31 October 2023.

Lifeguard Exams 2023



The following documents are to be submitted electronically via email to

  1. Application form (available at
  2. Valid JLSS certificate
  3. Valid ID/expired licence

                                                                                              PAYMENT OPTIONS

The fees to be paid are $3,800.00 for renewal and $4,000.00 for new candidates. Payment may be done through:

  • Online payment via direct deposits
  • Bank vouchers
  • Manager’s cheque
  • Payment at the cashier (NEPA’s Head Office, 10 Caledonia Avenue, Kingston 5)

Banking Information:

Bank: Scotiabank

Branch: Cross Roads

Account Name: Natural Resources and Conservation Authority

Account number: 42811

Type: Current

Note: Receipts for these transactions should be kept and copies uploaded along with application forms.